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Colombia’s military justice bill is ‘recipe for impunity’: HRW
Jul 9, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Colombia’s military justice bill is ‘recipe for impunity’: HRW

posted by Daniel Medendorp Escobar

A prominent international human rights group is expressing its concern over a bill being disputed in the Colombian Congress that would give military courts jurisdiction over human rights violations committed by  Full Article »

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‘FARC’ mines kill 3 soldiers in Colombia
Jul 3, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

‘FARC’ mines kill 3 soldiers in Colombia

posted by Daniel Medendorp Escobar

Three Colombian soldiers perished on Monday morning, after coming across a minefield in the northeastern part of the country, reports local media.

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6 soldiers convicted for involvement in false positives scandal
Jun 26, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

6 soldiers convicted for involvement in false positives scandal

posted by Oliver Sheldon

Six soldiers have been convicted of the extrajudicial killing of civilians in central Colombia and sentenced to between 28 and 54 years in prison.

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Colombian army under further scrutiny after claimed combat kills prove fabricated
Jun 23, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Colombian army under further scrutiny after claimed combat kills prove fabricated

posted by Nina Damsgaard

Colombian public prosecutors are investigating an alleged army massacre of which at least one victim was later reported as a guerrilla killed in combat. 

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Future of Colombia’s 1.5K troops in the United Arab Emirates back on the table
Jun 20, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Future of Colombia’s 1.5K troops in the United Arab Emirates back on the table

posted by Melanie Bencosme

The future of more than 1,500 Colombian troops stationed in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will be back on the agenda after being delayed due to Colombia’s presidential elections, national  Full Article »

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US military aid to Colombia had a ‘significant impact’ on increased extrajudicial killings by Armed Forces
Jun 20, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

US military aid to Colombia had a ‘significant impact’ on increased extrajudicial killings by Armed Forces

posted by Oliver Sheldon

Military aid provided by the United States to Colombia between 2000 and 2010 had a significant impact on the increase in cases over the extrajudicial killings of civilians by the  Full Article »

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Peace deal with FARC would mean end to Colombia’s obligatory military service: Santos
Jun 4, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Peace deal with FARC would mean end to Colombia’s obligatory military service: Santos

posted by Nicolas Bedoya

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos announced Wednesday that he would end Colombia’s mandatory military service in the event that a peace deal emerges from peace talks with the country’s largest  Full Article »

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Zuluaga’s claims that video is fake are false: Prosecutor General
May 23, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Zuluaga’s claims that video is fake are false: Prosecutor General

posted by Daniel Medendorp Escobar

Colombia’s Office of the Prosecutor General has announced that a video of Colombian presidential candidate Oscar Ivan Zuluaga, showing him and an alleged hacker of discussing confidential military intelligence, has  Full Article »

Elections

Over half of Colombia’s armed forces will be on active duty during presidential election
May 23, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Over half of Colombia’s armed forces will be on active duty during presidential election

posted by Alexandra Jolly

Colombia’s Defense Ministry released a report on Friday stating that there will be over 240,000 servicemen and women working on Sunday to ensure a safe and peaceful presidential election.

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Ten ‘false positives’ cases, 232 extrajudicial killings in 2013: human rights organization
May 15, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Ten ‘false positives’ cases, 232 extrajudicial killings in 2013: human rights organization

posted by Philip Acuña

Ten “false positives” cases were among 232 people executed by the government without due process in 2013, a Colombian human rights organization has reported.

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